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Course Essentials

Do you work in the health industry and want to progress to a management role? Then look no further than Arden University.

Delivered exclusively online through our Distance Learning programme, our BA (Hons) Healthcare Management Degree course will help you learn how to accommodate the increasingly complex needs of individuals and communities by managing the social care landscape through dynamic leadership approaches.

Your course materials will be available through iLearn, Arden's online learning portal, and you'll also receive full online support and receive tutorials from your course tutor, meaning you can study flexibly at a time and place to suit you.

Throughout this course you'll develop skills for learning in care, health promotion and even financial control and budgeting, meaning you'll be ready for the next step in your healthcare career on completion of your Degree.



Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
360
UCAS Course Code:
L511
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Healthcare Management
Duration:
3-6 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Study Mode:
Distance learning
Exemptions Available:
Yes
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects

If you're currently working in healthcare and have been thinking about taking your career to the next level, our Healthcare Management Degree course at Arden University can help you do exactly that - especially if you’re looking to secure a management level position.

The BA (Hons) Healthcare Management Degree is taught entirely online, meaning you have ultimate flexibility and full control over your weekly schedule. We understand that not everyone is able to give up their job to allow them to continue their education, so our Distance Learning programmes give you the chance to continue your employment and study on the side.

The programme modules encompass a wide variety of topics, including planning and managing resources, financial control and budgeting, business analysis, and difference, diversity and inclusive practice. The knowledge and skills you acquire throughout your time studying will leave you thoroughly prepared to assume a management position in an area of healthcare that interests you.

Covering three core themes, Professional Environment & Practice, Operations & Quality Management and Leadership & Management, this course will give you the tools that could lead to a career as a professional practitioner, manager or leader in Health and Social Care.

Modules

Level 4

  • Skills for Learning in Care
  • Social, Political and Ethical Issues in International Healthcare
  • Communication and Collaboration in Managing the Professional Environment
  • Meeting the Needs of Service Users
  • Planning & Managing Resources
  • Fostering Dignity and Respect

Level 5

  • Financial Control & Budgeting
  • Performance Improvement and Management in Health and Social Care
  • Public Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Inter-Agency Working in Care Delivery
  • Leading Teams in Health and Social Care

Level 6

  • Quality Management in a Care Setting
  • Business Analysis and Planning
  • Global Health & Sustainability
  • Project Management & Risk
  • Research Methods & Final Project

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Assessments

Assessments provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include:

  • Assignment
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Case studies
  • Portfolios of work
  • Exams

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies Arden will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit.

If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

This Arden University course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for our BA (Hons) Healthcare Management degree course you must have either:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

If you have work experience

We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study the programme at Arden through Distance Learning.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course online. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience.

How much is my course?

2

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

What can a BA (Hons) in Healthcare could do for me?

Here are some key career impact facts for you to consider:

  • Health and Social Care is a vast service sector with new government initiatives giving it a higher profile than ever. These developments mean there is likely to be a demand for well-trained, multi-skilled people.
  • More than 60% of health studies graduates are in full-time employment six months after graduating, with a further 25% undertaking study or combining work and study, as reported by Prospects.
  • Boosting your knowledge of health and social care, a Healthcare Degree can also equip you with a range of vocational skills that will support your future career development.
  • Achieving a degree demonstrates your ability to learn and solve problems in multiple areas.

With a Healthcare Degree you could work in the National Health Service (NHS), for a private healthcare provider or voluntary or not-for-profit organisations in a range of settings including:

  • Residential Care homes or hospices
  • Community healthcare (e.g. doctor's surgery, dental surgery, health clinic)
  • Hospitals
  • Home care settings

If you wish to pursue a career in Health and Social Care, here’s a selection of the type of jobs available to you:

  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Health Service Manager
  • Care Management
  • Charity Officer
  • Community Development

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to take on further study. You could continue studying with Arden University and consider the following Postgraduate courses:

What our students say

Edith was a support worker in an advanced dementia home when she decided to study a Healthcare Management Degree at Arden. She feels the qualification has made a huge impact on her life and career and we are proud of her achievements so far.

“I have loved every minute of it. I have thoroughly enjoyed the way I have been challenged by the tutors, the ever helpful back offices, and the interaction with fellow students on the blog. Arden was extremely helpful in guiding me with the student loan. So here I am now, earning £10,000 pounds a year more than I was 3 months ago. I am now a Regional Trainer. I proudly graduated in 2016 when I was 61!”

While studying you can maximise your career success by making use of our online careers portal. This has useful tools such as an online interview simulator, CV builder, global jobs search engine and employer videos and e-learning courses covering essential business skills.

You might be deciding between the business side of the healthcare industry and the nursing, clinical side. Visit our Knowledge Base to explore a comparison of these two side of the industry

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your Arden qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Details & Modules

If you're currently working in healthcare and have been thinking about taking your career to the next level, our Healthcare Management Degree course at Arden University can help you do exactly that - especially if you’re looking to secure a management level position.

The BA (Hons) Healthcare Management Degree is taught entirely online, meaning you have ultimate flexibility and full control over your weekly schedule. We understand that not everyone is able to give up their job to allow them to continue their education, so our Distance Learning programmes give you the chance to continue your employment and study on the side.

The programme modules encompass a wide variety of topics, including planning and managing resources, financial control and budgeting, business analysis, and difference, diversity and inclusive practice. The knowledge and skills you acquire throughout your time studying will leave you thoroughly prepared to assume a management position in an area of healthcare that interests you.

Covering three core themes, Professional Environment & Practice, Operations & Quality Management and Leadership & Management, this course will give you the tools that could lead to a career as a professional practitioner, manager or leader in Health and Social Care.

Modules

Level 4

  • Skills for Learning in Care
  • Social, Political and Ethical Issues in International Healthcare
  • Communication and Collaboration in Managing the Professional Environment
  • Meeting the Needs of Service Users
  • Planning & Managing Resources
  • Fostering Dignity and Respect

Level 5

  • Financial Control & Budgeting
  • Performance Improvement and Management in Health and Social Care
  • Public Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Inter-Agency Working in Care Delivery
  • Leading Teams in Health and Social Care

Level 6

  • Quality Management in a Care Setting
  • Business Analysis and Planning
  • Global Health & Sustainability
  • Project Management & Risk
  • Research Methods & Final Project

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Assessments

Assessments provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include:

  • Assignment
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Case studies
  • Portfolios of work
  • Exams

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies Arden will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit.

If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

Entry Requirements

This Arden University course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for our BA (Hons) Healthcare Management degree course you must have either:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

If you have work experience

We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study the programme at Arden through Distance Learning.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course online. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience.

Course Fees & Funding

How much is my course?

2

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Career Prospects

What can a BA (Hons) in Healthcare could do for me?

Here are some key career impact facts for you to consider:

  • Health and Social Care is a vast service sector with new government initiatives giving it a higher profile than ever. These developments mean there is likely to be a demand for well-trained, multi-skilled people.
  • More than 60% of health studies graduates are in full-time employment six months after graduating, with a further 25% undertaking study or combining work and study, as reported by Prospects.
  • Boosting your knowledge of health and social care, a Healthcare Degree can also equip you with a range of vocational skills that will support your future career development.
  • Achieving a degree demonstrates your ability to learn and solve problems in multiple areas.

With a Healthcare Degree you could work in the National Health Service (NHS), for a private healthcare provider or voluntary or not-for-profit organisations in a range of settings including:

  • Residential Care homes or hospices
  • Community healthcare (e.g. doctor's surgery, dental surgery, health clinic)
  • Hospitals
  • Home care settings

If you wish to pursue a career in Health and Social Care, here’s a selection of the type of jobs available to you:

  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Health Service Manager
  • Care Management
  • Charity Officer
  • Community Development

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to take on further study. You could continue studying with Arden University and consider the following Postgraduate courses:

What our students say

Edith was a support worker in an advanced dementia home when she decided to study a Healthcare Management Degree at Arden. She feels the qualification has made a huge impact on her life and career and we are proud of her achievements so far.

“I have loved every minute of it. I have thoroughly enjoyed the way I have been challenged by the tutors, the ever helpful back offices, and the interaction with fellow students on the blog. Arden was extremely helpful in guiding me with the student loan. So here I am now, earning £10,000 pounds a year more than I was 3 months ago. I am now a Regional Trainer. I proudly graduated in 2016 when I was 61!”

While studying you can maximise your career success by making use of our online careers portal. This has useful tools such as an online interview simulator, CV builder, global jobs search engine and employer videos and e-learning courses covering essential business skills.

You might be deciding between the business side of the healthcare industry and the nursing, clinical side. Visit our Knowledge Base to explore a comparison of these two side of the industry

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your Arden qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

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